Posts tagged ‘Muddy Waters’

April 5, 2021

Mike’s Monday Muse – Muddy Waters

Mike’s Monday Muse is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people.

Alan Lomax first recorded Muddy Waters in Stovall, Mississippi in 1941-1942. In 1943 Muddy went to Chicago to pursue a music career and I Can’t Be Satisfied was released in 1948 on Aristocrat (Chess) Records. The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and so many other rich white rock bands have been ripping off Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Leadbelly, Ma Rainey and so many other amazing black musicians for decades. We all got to go along for the ride.   

November 23, 2011

This Day in Music History – Jason Fickel on Robert Johnson

It was today in 1936 that Robert Johnson laid down his first recordings.  Here to talk about the man and his own three degrees of separation is Jason Fickel.

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May 2, 2011

Atlas Mix – Volume 3 – States

We’re doing a cool little thing with The Atlas, our local whiskey and skeeball joint.  Once a month we’re slipping a mix into their jukebox with a series we’re calling An Atlas Themed Mix (For An Atlas Themed Bar).

Volume 3 is themed around States…and for those of you farther than a responsible cab ride from The Atlas – you can check it out below.

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April 4, 2011

This Day in Music History

It was this day in 1913 that McKinley Morganfield was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  The world would come to know him as Muddy Waters, the creator of Chicago blues, an electrified and more urban version of the music of his delta home.  We’ve pulled some of our favorite videos of Muddy for the occasion.  Check them out below.

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